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Irish heritage celebrated at Joliet’s Will County Celtic Fest

Joliet - Families will celebrate Irish music, culture and heritage Aug. 26, 2016 when the annual Will County Celtic Fest is held in Joliet, Illinois, USA. Tickets are just $5/adult, 12 & under are free with an adult. The 10-hour ...

Community invited to view Solar Eclipse

If you're looking for a special spot to view the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, head over to the Forest Preserve's Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. A "Drop-in Solar Eclipse" program is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ...

Settlers’ park concert series

Plainfield -- The 2017 Settlers’ Park Concert Series, presented by Greg and Dorothy Chapman, concludes Thursday, August 3, at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music in the park with The Neverly Brothers, sponsored by Aerotek Design Labs, LLC. The ...

New safety wristbands for forest preserve visitors

Thetimesweekly.com The Forest Preserve District of Will County has launched a wristband campaign to help people remember the telephone number they should call if they need police assistance in a preserve or on a trail. The colorful wristbands come in ...

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions

The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions for their 2017-2018 season on Wednesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 30 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main ...

Leading Lockport to laughter

Lockport - Ha Ha Men, founded in 2013, focuses on clean, engaging, family-friendly comedy that unites people in laughter. Specializing in improv games similar to those seen on hit television show Whose Line is it Anyway?, the comedy team will ...

Joliet Drama Guild Presents: Hairspray

Hairspray

Plainfield Fest

Plainfield - Plainfield Fest, the community-wide celebration in the village’s downtown will kick off this Friday, July 14 and run through Sunday, July 16. The event is organized by the village and The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation. Events for the weekend ...

Forest Preserve happenings painting, canoeing and reptile

Romeoville – “Cork and Craft,” 1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 22, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. 135th St. Professional artist Catherine Game will explain her “Backyard Birds” exhibit, which is on display at the museum, and lead attendees through ...

Joliet’s Gallery Seven turns 10

Thetimesweekly.com Happy birthday! Ten years ago Gallery Seven opened its doors at 7 Van Buren Street and welcomed visitors to view work from local artists. Today at 116 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, they are still at it. Works on display ...

JJC farmer’s market now open

Joliet Junior College recently held the grand opening for the fifth season of summer farmers market. The market is open on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. near the main campus greenhouse facility, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet, until September ...

National Restaurant Show 2017

Chicago - The 2017 edition of the National Restaurant Show just concluded at Chicago's McCormick Place and early estimates are that it is had the largest attendance of any show in recent history. More than 45,000 food service buyers perused ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Alien: Covenant (R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity and bloody images) Sixth installment in the sci-fi franchise revolves around a spaceship crew which finds more than it bargained for when it lands on an uncharted planet from ...

Goodman Theatre World Premiere Objects In The Mirror

If someone told you the harrowing story of African-born actor Shedrick Yarkpai, you would probably not believe it. Yet, here it is as the subject of a fully staged World Premiere production at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Objects In The Mirror, ...

In Our Own Backyard

In Our Own Backyard is a Times Weekly column covering environmental justice and climate change, and how these issues impact our local families every day. If you think oil spills, contaminated soil and toxic water pipes don’t really affect you ...